By Subscription: Writing by the 2017 New Letters Literary Award winners, plus interviews with Michelle Boisseau and H.C. Palmer. 


Poet Dave Smith reads from Hawks on Wires and discusses his essays included in New Letters magazine and his collection, Hunting Men: Reflections on a Life in American Poetry.


Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Enid Shomer. Coming in November.


$750 New Letters Publication Award in Fiction: Deadline, Oct. 28, 2018. This year's topic is children. View the guidelines here and enter online via Submittable. 

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Kansas City Literary Events

Newcomer, Hurlow, Pitts & Allen

Leawood, Kan.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Evans, Sommer & Rodriguez

Kansas City, Mo
Friday, August 17, 2018

Maryfrances Wagner & Robert Stewart

Overland Park, Kan.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018


New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading here. 

New Letters Weekend Writing Conference 2018 (June 22nd through June 24th)

Join us for a weekend of writing seminars, workshops, private consultations, craft lectures and socializing. Click below for details. 


Dave Smith Collection

Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.